Copyright (c) 2013 Nir Sofer
WinLogOnView is a simple tool for Windows Vista/7/8/2008 that analyses the security event log of Windows operating system, and detects the date/time that users logged on and logged off.
For every time that a user log on/log off to your system, the following information is displayed:
Logon ID, User Name, Domain, Computer, Logon Time, Logoff Time, Duration, and network address.
WinLogOnView also allows you to easily export the logon sessions information to tab-delimited/comma-delimited/html/xml file.
- This utility works on Windows Vista/7/8/2008. Both 32-bit and 64-bit systems are supported.
Older systems are not supported because the log on/log off information is not added to the security event log.
- This tool is based on the security event log of Windows, and the accuracy of the displayed information depends on the availability and accuracy of the data stored inside the security event log.
It's possible that some of the information will be missing, like a logon session without logoff time.
- Version 1.02:
- Fixed to display date/time properly according to daylight saving time settings.
- Version 1.01:
- Added browse button in the 'Advanced Options' window to choose the external folder.
- Version 1.00 - First release.
Start Using WinLogOnView
WinLogOnView doesn't require any installation process or additional dll files. In order to start using it, simply run the executable file - WinLogOnView.exe
After running it, the main window of WinLogOnView displays the list of all logon sessions detected on your system.
You can easily export the list to html/xml/tab-delimited/comma-delimited file by using the 'Save Selected Items' option.
You can also copy the selected items to the clipboard (Ctrl+C) and then paste them into Excel with Ctrl+V.
If you want to get the logon/logoff information of a remote computer on your network, simply go to the Advanced Options window (F9),
choose 'Remote Computer' as data source, and then type the name of the remote computer to connect.
If you want to get the logon/logoff information from external disk, simply choose 'External Disk' as data source and then type the
path of the event log (Usually located under C:\Windows\System32\winevt\Logs)
||Save the list of all logon sessions into a regular text file.
||Save the list of all logon sessions into a tab-delimited text file.
||Save the list of all logon sessions into a comma-delimited text file (csv).
||Save the list of all logon sessions into a tabular text file.
||Save the list of all logon sessions into HTML file (Horizontal).
||Save the list of all logon sessions into HTML file (Vertical).
||Save the list of all logon sessions to XML file.
This command-line option can be used with other save options for sorting by the desired column.
If you don't specify this option, the list is sorted according to the last sort that you made from the user interface.
The <column> parameter can specify the column index (0 for the first column, 1 for the second column, and so on) or
the name of the column, like "User Name" and "Logon Time".
You can specify the '~' prefix character (e.g: "~User Name") if you want to sort in descending order.
You can put multiple /sort in the command-line if you want to sort by multiple columns.
WinLogOnView.exe /shtml "f:\temp\logon.html" /sort 2 /sort ~1
WinLogOnView.exe /shtml "f:\temp\logon.html" /sort "User Name" /sort "Logon Time"
When you specify this command-line option, the list will be saved without any sorting.
Translating WinLogOnView to other languages
In order to translate WinLogOnView to other language, follow the instructions below:
- Run WinLogOnView with /savelangfile parameter:
A file named WinLogOnView_lng.ini will be created in the folder of WinLogOnView utility.
- Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
- Translate all string entries to the desired language.
Optionally, you can also add your name and/or a link to your Web site.
(TranslatorName and TranslatorURL values) If you add this information, it'll be
used in the 'About' window.
- After you finish the translation, Run WinLogOnView, and all translated
strings will be loaded from the language file.
If you want to run WinLogOnView without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move
it to another folder.
This utility is released as freeware.
You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM,
Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this and you don't
sell it or distribute it as a part of commercial product.
If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in
the distribution package, without any modification !
The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied,
including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness
for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental,
consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.
If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility,
you can send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
WinLogOnView is also available in other languages. In order to change the language of
WinLogOnView, download the appropriate language zip file, extract the 'winlogonview_lng.ini',
and put it in the same folder that you Installed WinLogOnView utility.